AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

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Release date: 24 April 2003

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AC/DC - Let There Be Rock: Wikipedia Album Entry

Let There Be Rock is the third international studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in June 1977. All songs were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.

Originally released on Atlantic Records, this edition has sold over 2 million copies in the United States. The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.




Overview
Let There Be Rock is the last AC/DC recording to feature bassist Mark Evans, who previously played on the international versions of High Voltage (May 1976) and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (December 1976).

As with AC/DC's previous albums, there were differences between the international and Australian edition of Let There Be Rock, released in March 1977. For the US market (and later for the CD releases), the Australian version's racy "Crabsody In Blue" was replaced with a shortened version of "Problem Child" from AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Cheap, released in September 1976. The international version also has a slightly modified track order.

Additionally, the international version of Let There Be Rock featured a different cover from that of the original. This cover marked the debut of AC/DC's classic logo. The Australian edition was eventually repackaged with the international version's cover, marking the first time an Australian AC/DC album cover was matched to its corresponding international edition.

In 1980, AC/DC released a live concert motion picture entitled AC/DC: Let There Be Rock. In 1997, an expanded audio recording of this concert was released on CD as Let There Be Rock: The Movie, on discs 2-3 of the Bonfire box set.

The title track, "Let There Be Rock" will mark the band's music video game debut when it is featured in the upcoming rhythm game Rock Band 2.


Track listing
"Go Down" – 5:18 (vinyl), 5:31 (CD)
"Dog Eat Dog" – 3:34
"Let There Be Rock" – 6:06
"Bad Boy Boogie" – 4:27
"Problem Child" – 5:24
"Overdose" – 6:09
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" – 4:21
"Whole Lotta Rosie" – 5:24
All songs composed by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
Most CD releases feature this track listing along with a slightly longer version of "Go Down".
Track 5 ("Problem Child") originally released on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap in 1976. This is a shortened version of the original.
For the original vinyl release, in all markets other than the USA and Japan, "Crabsody In Blue" was featured instead of "Problem Child".

Personnel
Bon Scott - lead vocals
Angus Young - lead guitar
Malcolm Young - rhythm guitar, bass, backing vocals
Mark Evans - bass
Phil Rudd - drums
Cliff Williams- bass (Tour and "Let There Be Rock" video)

Production
Producers: Harry Vanda, George Young
Engineer: Mark Opitz
Mastering supervisor: Michael Fraser, Al Quaglieri
Mastering: George Marino
Digital assembly: Eugene Nastasi
Art direction: Bob Defrin
Liner notes: Murray Engleheart

Charts
Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 154


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